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Tips for Riding the Media Wave to Increase Nonprofit Support

Connection Cafe

There are a lot of ways nonprofit organizations can tell their stories. But this doesn’t mean that you have to be consuming news all the time.

New and Improved Data Visualization Tool: Maps for Media Funding

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Subject Area: View the distribution of a specific organization’s funding by subject areas, including an “and/or” search function.

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How Will Tracking Outcomes Help Your Organization’s Story?

Connection Cafe

Back in my days as a Corporate Funder, I was routinely asked to provide giving details for our organization. Our focus was on: Dollars granted.

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5 Bits Of Advice For A Crowd-Funding Campaign


Crowd-funding websites allow individuals and organizations to create a page on their website and promote donations for a cause, product, or service.

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Reflections from the World Economic Forum: Four Big Trends for Social Good Organizations to Watch

Connection Cafe

Social good organizations are embracing the paradigm shift – or risk getting left behind. Social good organizations (nonprofits, foundations, education institutions, etc.) Social good organizations will embrace the new tools of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Cross-Sector Partnerships will take on a New Level of Importance.

3 Ways Community Foundations Can Become the Donor’s Choice

Connection Cafe

And they’re asking questions such as, ‘Should I support the global animal welfare organization or the local animal shelter?’ million U.S.

How To Develop Your Nonprofit Operating Reserves

Connection Cafe

However, this is not a set standard by which organizations should be judged. Organization’s importance in community crisis situations (e.g.

10 Best Practices for Planning Successful Crowd Funding or Giving Day Campaigns

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Giving Day Campaigns and Crowd Funding Campaigns Are Than Dollars Raised. How do you define failure for our organization or program?

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Is Your Organization Prepared to Dodge Donor Data Disasters?

Connection Cafe

You also most likely have some experience with accepting and tracking financial gifts from donors to a charitable organization. Now what?

#BBCON 2016| What’s in It for Arts & Cultural Organizations

Connection Cafe

So I went ahead and picked out some of the top sessions for Arts & Cultural organization to make planning your conference journey just a little bit easier. Kathryn will help you ensure that your funding proposals have a greater chance of rising to the top! One of my favorite times of year is fast approaching—bbcon.

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The 7 Steps to Choosing Nonprofit Accounting Software

Connection Cafe

Gather feedback by talking to stakeholders who will use or support the software to find out their concerns and requirements. Consider Cost.

5 Cases for Building Nonprofit Operating Reserves

Connection Cafe

An operating reserve can help ensure that an organization can continue its vital programming activities even during uncertain economic conditions.

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7 Tips For Building Nonprofit Supporter Profiles


Donors, volunteers, partners, and sponsors are considered the “life blood” of nonprofit organizations and foundations.

Crowdsourcing for Organizations


What can an organization crowdsource? The creatives are performing “microvolunteering” while the organizations get the work done for free.

Fostering Innovation and Enterprise: Thoughts on supporting the sector from #giveandtech

Amy Sample Ward

Lessons and Opportunities for Supporting Technology Innovation.  In the innovation marketplace, adoption is the only currency that matters.

Even More Benefits to Tracking Outcomes

Connection Cafe

With the power of knowledge derived from measuring outcomes, funders are able to make better decisions about projects and organizations to fund.

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Attract Funding in 2014 with ClickTime's Web Timesheet Solution

Tech Soup Blog

How can your organization demonstrate the requisite effectiveness – and thrive as a result? Conclusion. Image 1: Foundation Center.

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Attention Nonprofit #DataNerds: A Few Recent Research Studies on Data, Technology, Funding, and Trends

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The examples and case studies show that data by itself is no panacea, but is how cities organize themselves to act on the data that matters.

Investing in Infrastructure: What Holds Foundations Back From Funding Technology?


Today 1400 foundations received a letter from 22 organizations that support nonprofit infrastructure. The letter urges those foundations to commit to directing at least 1% of their grantmaking budgets to support the infrastructure upon which the nonprofit sector is built. Well, maybe your funding priorities are wrong.

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8 Trends That Are Reshaping Nonprofit Accounting

Connection Cafe

And somehow, you’re able to manage all of the money your organization raises each year without missing a beat. But it’s not always easy.

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Donor Spotlight: Lavelle Fund for the Blind

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

At Benetech, we’re fortunate to have had long-time support from funders who have been willing to bet on us. government and states like Texas.

SafeNight: App That Helps Domestic Violence Nonprofits Crowdsource Funding for Shelter

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Today,  Marnie posted an update on her Facebook profile asking for support. If you can, please donate in increments of $25 through TechSoup.

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How Charities Get Tech Support in Uganda

Tech Soup Blog

NetSquared is TechSoup's answer to providing local tech support and learning opportunities. What Is NetSquared? What NGOs in Uganda Need.

Will Give Local America Be The Largest Crowd Funding Event in History?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Last year, many organizations wanted to participate in Give Local America but did not have a local community to participate under.   Lori Finch.

Relationships That Raise Funds: 5 Tips for Creating Successful Peer-to-Peer Fundraisers


In addition to recognizing great achievements, also recognize opportunities for improvement and support.  Saying Thanks.

How Do Other Organizations Control Administrative Costs?

Tech Soup Blog

How GrantStation Can Help Your Nonprofit Fund Administrative Costs. Most times General Support is usable for overhead/administrative costs.

Scary Supporter Horror Stories

Connection Cafe

So in honor of Freaky Friday, here are 13 real supporter horror stories, none of which involve zombies. I’ve changed a few details to protect the innocent (and/or guilty). A one-letter typo nearly cost an organization a dedicated supporter. An organization has their gala/luncheon/whatever and makes an ask. Let her.

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The Future of Fundraising is Already Here. Stop Fundraising! Start Inspiring!

Connection Cafe

No one really likes to be asked to make a donation, but tens of millions of people are inspired to support causes they care about every year.

Our Journey to Support Every Nonprofit on the Planet

Tech Soup Blog

"Today, our network of partners connects more than 90 corporate donors and dozens of foundations with 700,000 organizations in over 100 countries.

Funding Services AND Advocacy: The Smart Choice for Grantmakers

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Funding Services AND Advocacy: The Smart Choice for Grantmakers – guest post by Aaron Dorfman, National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy.

Investing in the Infrastructure of Nonprofit Organizations

Tech Soup Blog

We need training programs that support the growth of staff and volunteers. The organizations listed above sent a letter this month to all U.S.

Are Your Creepy Pitches Spooking Your Supporters? Pitch Fail and How To Fix It!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Are your creepy pitches spooking your supporters? Sincerely, ED of Organization Awesome. Flickr Photo by Las-Initially. We need help.

The Internet Domain.NGO Should Serve Best Interests of Nonprofits Worldwide: Sign An Online Letter of Support

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Sign this online  letter of support to ensure that.NGO is maintained in the best interest of nonprofits worldwide. Guest post by Thuy LeDinh.

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Your Ladder of Engagement is Holding You Back

Connection Cafe

The “Ladder of Engagement” has become a common part of the digital organizer’s vernacular. Doesn’t build supporter capacity.

Nonprofits and Foundations: Bridging the Technology Funding Gap Together

Tech Soup Blog

Wouldn't it be great if nonprofits, charities, and foundations had a frank discussion about how to improve the technology funding process?

The Six Week Solution for a Successful Year-End Giving Campaign

Connection Cafe

Though, hopefully campaign donors are still making an Annual Fund gift!)  Six weeks… As children, that seemed like an eternity. 

How to Start A Grateful Patient Program at Your Healthcare Organization

Connection Cafe

Inpatients, outpatients, friends, physicians, and visitors are all potential supporters. Follow these steps to get started: 1.

Nonprofit Disruption: Evolving Models of Engagement and Support

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

DISRUPTION: Evolving Models of Engagement and Support. The study was funded by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, The John S.

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Equity in Arts Funding: We're Not There Yet. We're Not Even Close.

Museum 2.0

We may say that we want to support programming and cultural opportunities for low-income and non-white people, but that's not where the money is going.

Support Bookshare for Veterans

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

All the organizations participating in the Challenge are recipients of the Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship. The U.S. Thank you!